Red Madness by Gail Jarrow
  

Red Madness

Gail Jarrow

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Red Madness by Gail Jarrow

One hundred years ago, a mysterious and alarming illness spread across America's South, striking tens of thousands of victims. No one knew what caused it or how to treat it. People were left weak, disfigured, insane, and in some cases, dead. Award-winning science and history writer Gail Jarrow tracks this disease, commonly known as pellagra, and highlights how doctors, scientists, and public health officials finally defeated it. Illustrated with 100 archival photographs, Red Madness includes stories about real-life pellagra victims and accounts of scientific investigations. It concludes with a glossary, timeline, further resources, author's note, bibliography, and index.

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eBook

Author

Gail Jarrow
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Publisher

Boyds Mills Press Calkins Creek

Publication date

1st January 2014

ISBN

9781629792156



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